Maloy elected ACRL vice president

Contact: Shannon Cary, ACRL Director of Research and Special Initiatives


For Immediate Release

June 11, 2003

Maloy elected ACRL vice president

Frances Maloy, leader of the access services division at Emory University General Libraries, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).
She will assume office following the 2003 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Toronto.

Maloy plans to focus her 2004-2005 presidential year on recruitment and retention of librarians and service to members.

“This is a challenging and exciting time for all of us who are librarians in higher education,” Maloy stated.
“I am so pleased to have the opportunity to work with ACRL staff and members to shape together what our future directions should be and to develop programs and services to support the new and changing needs of academic and research librarians and their libraries.”

“ACRL is delighted to have Frances back on the board, this time as vice- president/president-elect,” ACRL Executive Director Mary Ellen Davis said.
“We are looking forward to her leadership as ACRL implements a new strategic plan and examines how the association can best be positioned to support academic and research librarians and libraries.”

Maloy has held numerous positions in ALA and ACRL.
She served one term on the ACRL Board of Directors and served as chair of both the ACRL Nominations Committee and the ACRL Committee on Ethics.

Maloy also has been active in state and regional associations.
She was a member of the University Center of Atlanta, Georgia Consortium:
Interlibrary Use Committee and secretary of the Central New York Resource Council’s Professional Development Committee.

Her publications include “Defending the freedom to read:
A reflection of personal values and censorship” in
C&RL News (March 1998).

Prior to coming to Emory University in 1992, Maloy was the director of public services at Hamilton College.
Maloy received her master’s of library science from the State University of New York at Albany.

ACRL is the largest division of ALA, representing 12,000 academic and research librarians.
ACRL is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improve learning, teaching, and research.